Saturday, August 6, 2016

Did You Know Lake Baldwin VA Closed?

Bad reporting right here in my own state!  

First Lake Baldwin VA was not closed. It has been open all along. 

The state of Florida did not take it over. 

The Dom, the place where homeless veterans were taken care of was moved to Lake Nona and that is what reopened.

Ok, so here is the article. Will come as a big shock to the Central Florida veterans among 400,000 who have been going to Lake Baldwin all along. 

VA clinic reopens in Orlando WESH 2 News Robert Lowe August 4, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. —Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came under heavy scrutiny for poor service across America.

Long lines meant a number of veterans died while they waited for treatment. Since that time, the agency underwent major changes.

On Thursday, the Lake Baldwin facility, now run by the state, reopened its domiciliary.

"Today is a very special day for Central Florida veterans," said U.S. Rep. John Mica.

Mica spent the past two years working to reopen the facility. It closed after the opening of the new Orlando VA Center in Lake Nona. But, with approximately 400,000 veterans throughout Central Florida, Mica said there was a great need to more here